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Heading to Disneyland this summer? Here’s what to expect as Pixar Fest arrives

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A top choice for California summer vacations, Disneyland will feature a bit of a different look for the next few months.

The inaugural Pixar Fest officially began Friday at the Anaheim theme park, bringing with it new attractions based on Pixar movies, worlds and characters.

Across the street, Disney's California Adventure will join the celebration as well.

Some attractions are already in place, and others—including a new parade and all-ages dance party—will open in June. They won't last forever, though. Pixar Fest ends Sept. 3.

So what should you expect, and how should you plan your next Disney trip? That may depend on what your favorite Pixar movie is.

Here are a few noteworthy attractions, grouped by theme:

  • "Toy Story": Red Rockett's Pizza Port in Tomorrowland will transform into Pizza Planet from "Toy Story," the very first Pixar feature film. Expect an alien theme, claw games and, of course, pizza.
  • "The Incredibles": As Disney/Pixar builds hype for "Incredibles 2" (including a new trailer that dropped Friday), California Adventure closed down its popular California Screamin' roller coaster in January. In its place is the Incredicoaster, overlooking the new Pixar Pier.
  • "Up," "Inside Out" and more: A new nighttime, LED-lit parade will be in full swing by June, featuring characters from these more recent adventures, according to a Disney news release.
  • Prefer the shorts? The Sunset Showcase Theater at California Adventure will screen Pixar shorts on a rotating basis during the fest, according to the news release.
  • Can't decide? A reworked fireworks show, "Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular," may be your best bet. It topped the OC Register's list of new Pixar-themed attractions. And you can get between shows, rides and restaurants on the Monorail – which, you guessed it, also got a makeover, as NBC Los Angeles reports.

Pixar Fest is temporary, but there are already a few permanent themed attractions between the two parks. Cars Land occupies a mini-canyon in California Adventure, and a "Finding Nemo" submarine takes fans underwater at Disneyland.

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